About Us

Sagamore Institute is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization--or think tank. We borrow our name from the Algonquin word sagamore, which refers to a trusted individual within the tribe to whom the chief would look for wisdom and advice on issues of public concern. It is thus our mission to research, analyze and respond to difficult issues, to serve as a meeting place for disparate groups, and to offer wise counsel for a world in progress.

We were born in the spring of 2004, but have roots stretching back two decades, allowing us to blend the energy of a startup with the experience of a more seasoned organization. Our expert network of fellows provides independent and innovative research and analysis to public and private sector leaders, policy makers, practitioners, and the public. We believe that public policy belongs to everyone--not just to those inside the beltway of Washington, DC.

To learn more about Sagamore Institute and moving ideas into action explore the links below:

What distinguishes a think tank Annual Report 2010 Cover wise counsel COVER
What Defines a Think Tank? 2010 Annual Report Wise Counsel for a World in Progress
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 E-newsletter Archive 2005 Brochure


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